UCLAN: 6th December 2018

I really enjoyed working with you  today on ‘Making Feedback Effective’. In particular, thanks for rating the six feedback processes I set you out of 10, and adding up scores for each, in various stages considering four factors affecting their implementation. I am looking forward to studying the results post-its, and continuing to develop these ideas. Thanks too to the participant who won £1 by identifying a typo on one of the slides! But no Tweets today? Was it something I said?
I look forward to working with you again in March next year, when we’ll turn out attention to ‘Re-inventing Assessment’. Meanwhile, the slides from today’s session are here:  UCLAN-2018-2-w.pptx (198 downloads) .
Finally, may I wish you all rest, peace and joy during the next few weeks.

‘Beyond the tyranny of learning outcomes’: SEDA workshop, 16th November

I very much enjoyed leading a great group of participants through some thinking about learning outcomes at my workshop at the SEDA Conference in Birmingham on November 16th.
Here, I’m posting the main slides I used, with a few added ‘bonus slides’ as well;  SEDA-2018-w.pptx (108 downloads)
In addition, you can here download what participants came up with on post-its at the session – a remarkable amount of thinking in just a 45-minute session – well done!  SEDA-Workshop-Products-w.docx (55 downloads)
I’m also posting Robert Nelson’s THE piece referred to in the slides:  Robert-Nelson-THE-learning-outcomes-piece.docx (163 downloads) , and Donna Hurford’s survey of the learning outcomes of PGCert programmes, also mentioned in the slides:  Donna-Hurfords-collection-of-LOs-w.docx (60 downloads) , and for good measure my own controversial THE piece about assessing coursework essays:  Phil-Race-THE-article-on-assessed-essays-Sept-18.docx (153 downloads)

UCLAN Medicine and Dentistry: 20th September

I got here this time. It only took 10 hours on trains yesterday from Newcastle to Hexham (where I aborted my plan to travel via Carlisle as there were no longer any trains South – or North therefrom), so returned to Newcastle where there were also no trains North or South (all day, they said), but eventually joined one from Aberdeen 4 hours late, which went East, to Sunderland, Harlepool, then York, and apart from two cancelled trains to Manchester and Preston, eventually got there.
I was so glad I did, as you were a great group to work with, and I very much look forward to seeing you again in December. I’m now back in wet Newcastle after a very smooth and punctual journey – via Carlisle again. Here are the main slides I used, and also the word document of the HEA UKPSF stuff. Thanks too for all the Tweets.  UCLAN-2018-w-2.pptx (112 downloads)   ukpsf-details-on-one-sheet-w.docx (160 downloads)

University College, Birmingham: 3rd July

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to University College, Birmingham today. Not only do you have fantastic new buildings and learning spaces, but one of the most enthusiastic conference audiences I have had the pleasure of working with. Thanks for the lovely comments on Twitter on #philatucb18. I tried in my keynote not to bore you with too many text-only slides, but include more activities – and it seemed to work! The main slides are here: UCB-2018-ww.pptx (220 downloads)
It was very interesting too to experiment with how many different ways a fine large lecture theatre like yours can be used to engage audiences. Will be very happy to come back! Now home in Newcastle – the journey North is always half-an-hour slower than the timetable – gravity perhaps – something to do with travelling ‘up’ the country compared to ‘down’ I guess?

Ola! ‘In at the Deep End’ now in Spanish too!

mara.fuertes-gutierrez and Juan Muñoz when working at Leeds Beckett University some time ago translated ‘In at the Deep End’ into Spanish, and have now made this available to all as a Word document or pdf file. These are attached here:  In-at-the-deep-end-Spanish-translation_Tirarse-a-la-piscina.docx (133 downloads)   In-at-the-deep-end-Spanish-translation_Tirarse-a-la-piscina.pdf (110 downloads) Many thanks to Mara and Juan for translating this.

I’m also posting again the Arabic translation, and the original Leeds Beckett publications here:  In-at-the-Deep-End.pdf (110 downloads) Arabic-translation-of-in-at-the-deep-end.pdf (102 downloads)